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Admission to the Additional Major Program

The additional major in robotics is designed for students who want to explore the field more than is possible through our existing undergraduate robotics minor.

Although students can come from any department on campus, the nature of the courses required for the additional major makes it ideal for students already pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science through the School of Computer Science, or in engineering through Carnegie Institute of Technology.

How to Apply

Generally, students should apply in their freshman year at CMU—but we allow admissions for students in their sophomore year provided they meet the requirements and their schedule would allow.

The deadline is 3 February. Decisions on admittance to the major will be made in time for fall registration week. You will be notified by email no later than the Friday before Fall Registration Week.

Required application materials include:

  • Full name and email address
  • Home college, GPA, year you intend to graduate, and list of all declared Majors and Minors
  • Statement of purpose (maximum 1 page, single spaced, to articulate why the student wants to pursue the robotics major)
  • Proposed schedule of required courses

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a current CMU undergraduate student and possess a valid CMU email address to complete the application.

The 2014 admissions period is now closed. Applications for next year will be accepted beginning in January 2015.

For Current High School Students

High school students interested in the additional major must first apply and be accepted as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University. They may then apply to the additional major no later than February 3 of their freshman year.

Specific information about applying to CMU as an undergraduate may be found on the CMU Undergraduate Admissions page.

For International Students

Students interested in the additional major must first apply and be accepted as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University. They may then apply to the additional major no later than February 3 of their freshman year. International (non-US citizens) student applicants follow the same procedures for admission to Carnegie Mellon as US citizens. Complete information on applying to both undergraduate and graduate programs is available from Carnegie Mellon Prospective Students.

Specific information about applying to CMU as an undergraduate may be found on the CMU Undergraduate Admissions page.

Additional information regarding needs specific to international students may be obtained by contacting the Office of International Education.

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